Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Buffalo Grove will not ask the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a landmark lower court ruling that grants full pension benefits to the widow of Kevin Hauber, a village firefighter who died in 2018 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Village Manager Dave Bragg announced the decision in a written statement Tuesday, stating that while the village continues to disagree with the decision, it will no longer challenge it in court. The decision to end the litigation comes a little more than two weeks after a state appellate court upheld a Lake County judge’s decision awarding a full pension — about $101,549 a year — to Kimberly Hauber.

Kevin Hauber, 51, died in January 2018, after a nearly 24-year career with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. The village’s fire pension board later determined that his cancer was caused by his work as a firefighter, making his survivors eligible for full line-of-duty benefits. The village disputed the finding, arguing that Hauber’s family instead should receive 75% of his pension, about $76,161 a year. The difference, according to the village, will amount to about $1.7 million.